Befriending carers of people with dementia: a cost utility analysis.

@article{Wilson2009BefriendingCO,
  title={Befriending carers of people with dementia: a cost utility analysis.},
  author={Edward C. F. Wilson and Mariamma M Thalanany and Lee Shepstone and Georgina Charlesworth and Fiona M. Poland and Ian Harvey and David Price and Shirley A. Reynolds and Miranda Mugford},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={610-23}
}
OBJECTIVE There is very little evidence on the cost-effectiveness of social care interventions for people with dementia or their carers. The BEfriending and Costs of CAring trial (BECCA, ISRCTN08130075) aimed to establish whether a structured befriending service improved the quality of life of carers of people with dementia, and at what cost. METHODS We performed an economic evaluation alongside a single blind, randomised controlled trial in a community setting of 236 carers of people with a… CONTINUE READING

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